This itinerary has covered four of the AAAAA level tourist attractions, and connects mountains and sea, leisure and entertainment, sightseeing and cultural tour.
Integration of motion and stillness: you can watch the 4D movie, experience the old flavor and also try local cuisine to experience folk customs
The itinerary is not overlapping and flexible so you have a lot of free time .
2, Main stops
Beijing-- Baoding (Western Qing Tombs, Yesanpo Scenic Area)--Zhangjiakou( Yellow Emperor City, Grassland Way to the Paradise, Wuhua Meadow, Gushuifuyuan Resort)--Chengde(the First Grassland in northern Beijing, Chengde Mountain Resort)--Qinhuangdao(the First Pass Under Heaven, Old Dragon Head, Xinao Sea World, Tiger Stone Park, Biluo Tower Bar Park)--Tangshan(Nanhu Lake Central City Ecological Park, Memorial Park of Earthquake Relics, Eastern Qing Tombs, Tangquan Royal Tourism Resort)--Langfang (First City of Xianghe)-- Beijing
3, Recommended Itinerary
D1: Beijing--Baoding( Western Qing Tombs, Yesanpo), stay in Yesanpo
A one hour and 50 minutes drive along Jingkun express way and Zhangshi express way will take you to the World Cultural Heritage, Western Qing Tomb, where you can admire the hundreds of palaces and ancient buildings and sculpture, take a closer look at the mountains, water and cultural beauty of the royal tomb. Lunch will be arranged near the Tomb.
In the afternoon, you can visit Laishui Yesanpo Scenic Area after one hour drive along the Zhangshi Jingkun and Capital Circle express ways. The AAAAA level scenic spot is one of the national key scenic area, and you can visit the hundred-li Valley, admire the Haitang Valley, Shixuan Valley, and feel the steepness and the depth of the mountains.
In the evening you can choose to enjoy the grand show calledImpression Yesanpoand stay here for the night.
D2: Laishui--Zhangjiakou( Yellow Emperor City, Grassland way to the paradise) and stay in Guyuan
In the morning a one hour and 20 minutes drive along the Capital Circle express way will take you to the Yellow Emperor Cultural Tourism Area, which is the sacred place for the Chinese Three Ancestors Culture. Here you can use 1.5 hours to visit the three ancestors hall, the Yellow Emperor Spring, Xuanyuan Lake, Yellow Emperor City Site, and the Chinese Hefu Altar, which will introduce you to the five thousand years’ history of China. Then you can drive along the expressways to visit Zhangjiakou City and have lunch there.
Starting from Zhangjiakou, it will take you 20 minutes to arrive at the western entrance of the way to the paradise, which is also China’s NO. 66 highway. The 132.7- kilometer-long highway is an important passage that connects Chongli ski and hot spring area with Zhangbei grassland. Along the way, you will see steep mountains, deep valleys and grand views, and many cultural, ecological and geographical tourism resources like the ancient Great Wall site, Huapi Mountain, Yanpian Mountain, and Dageda Peristele. Besides, tourists can also visit the wind and electricity theme park, the six generation Great Wall site, Yanpianshan Geographical wonder, Huapi Mountain, see the winding way to the paradise, the enchanting sea of flowers, the terraced field, flocks and herds and explore local residence and cuisine. Then you can take 1 hour along road S242 to Guyuan County.
D3: Gushuifuyuan Resort--the First Grassland in northern Beijing, Fengning and stay in Fengning for the night
Starting from Guyuan County, you can drive 20 minutes along road S244 to Gushuifuyuan Resort, visit the venue of Dowager Xiao of Liao Dynasty dressing up, and the horse ranch for females in the Qing Dynasty and feel for yourself the cultural connotation of the scenic area. Besides, you can visit the film and television base, which used to appear in TV series and programs like5000 years’ Chinese Culture, A Step into the Past, Almost a Love Story.We also suggest you to ride a horse by yourself to experience the freedom, boorishness and boldness. You can enjoy lunch in the Resort.
In the afternoon you can arrange a tour to Chengde Fengning Palace of Genghis Khan, which is the most complete Yuan Dynasty palace with Mongol style memorial archway, military camp for the Khan to discuss military affairs, the largest stone eagle, gilding Ger, and the Altar of Worshiping Heaven. Then you can also drive 40 minutes to the First Grassland in northern Beijing, visit the highland lake, grassland wetland and explore the grassland with a small train.
As for dinner, you can try local specialty like roast whole lamb, attend the bonfire party and stay here for the night.
D4:the First Grassland in northern Beijing to Chengde Mountain Resort and stay in Chengde for the night
You can get up early to enjoy the sunrise and grassland reaching the sky, and another 4.5-hour drive will take you to Chengde for lunch.
In the afternoon you will visit the AAAAA level scenic spot Mountain Resort, also the largest classical royal garden, which was also the second political center in Qing Dynasty that has combined palaces and gardens. The elegant palaces and mountains with many old trees will surely allow you to feel the luxury of the royal garden and the natural scene similar to that of Southern China.
D5: Chengde--Qinhuangdao (the First Pass Under Heaven, Old Dragon Head, Xinao Sea World, Tiger Stone Park, Biluo Tower Bar Park) and stay in Beidaihe
In the morning, you can take about a three-hour drive to Shanhaiguan District, Qinhuang and visit the AAAAA level Shanhaiguan Pass scenic area. Here you can stage the gate tower of the First Pass Under Heaven, admire the view inside and outside the Pass and try local food like Sitiao steamed bun with stuff.
In the afternoon, you can travel in the eastern starting point of the Great Wall- the Old Dragon Head, viewing the splendor of the Great Wall meeting the sea; then you can visit Xinao Underwater World and see the beautiful sea animals and dolphins show, experience the beauty of oriental Hawaii. And next is the Tiger Stone Park, you can climb on the rocks of strange shape, view and chase the tides, collect shells and buy local specialty.
At night ,you can visit the Biluo Tower Bar Park, to see the night view, exotic dance and singing show and view the live performance ofMoon Rising from the Sea,attend the beach bonfire party, disco party and special cuisine.
D6: Beidaihe-- Tangshan(Nanhu Lake Central City Ecological Park, Memorial Park of Earthquake Relics, Eastern Qing Tombs, Tangquan Royal Tourism Resort) and stay in Zunhua for the night
In the morning, you can start from Beidaihe, drive along Jingha and Tangjin express ways for 1 hour and 50 minutes and then arrive in Tangshan, visit theNanhu Lake Central City Ecological Park, the so-called West Lake in North China, and enjoy water entertainment activities. Then is a tour to Memorial Park of Earthquake Relics, to review the reality of Tangshan Earthquake, learn people’s perseverance and fortitude. Lunch will be taken in Tangshan.
In the afternoon, a 1.5 hour drive along the Changshen and Jingqin express ways will take you to the Eastern Qing Tombs, which is the largest, best preserved and distributed royal mausoleum. 161 royal members were buried here, including the emperor, queen, princess, concubine, and prince, some famous people are Emperor Shunzhi, Kangxi, Qianlong, Queen Xiaozhuang, Dowager Cixi and Concubine Fragrance. The tomb demonstrates the thought of“human and nature are one” and represents the quintessence of Chinese feng shui culture. After that you can go take a hot spring bath in Tangquan Royal Tourism Resort, the so-called First Spring in eastern Beijing. This is where the royal family took hot spring bath and the water has very high medical value because of the 14 microelement it contains.
You can take dinner and stay in Zunhua.
D7: Zunhua-- Langfang(Xianghe First City)-- Beijing
In the morning, a two-hour drive will bring you to Langfang Xianghe First City, which is a imitation of ancient Beijing. It gathers the essences of Chinese ancient and modern culture, folk customs as well as demonstrate high-tech and integrates sightseeing, entertainment, gourmet, shopping, leisure and vacation. After lunch you can return to Beijing.